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Advertising at war : business, consumers, and government in the 1940s

Author: Inger L Stole
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2012.
Series: History of communication.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inger L. Stole challenges the notion that advertising disappeared as a political issue in the United States in 1938 with the passage of the Wheeler-Lea Amendment to the Federal Trade Commission Act, the result of more than a decade of campaigning to regulate the advertising industry. She suggests that the war experience, even more than the legislative battles of the 1930s, defined the role of advertising in U.S.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012030961
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Inger L Stole
ISBN: 0252094239 9780252094231
OCLC Number: 818727270
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Prelude to war --
Advertising navigates the defense economy --
The initial year of the Advertising Council --
The consumer movement's return --
Advertising, Washington, and the renamed War Advertising Council --
The increasing role of the War Advertising Council --
Peace and the reconversion of the Advertising Council.
Series Title: History of communication.
Responsibility: Inger L. Stole.

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"Well conceived and judiciously argued, Advertising at War shows how the World War II years were critical to solidifying advertising's place as one of the basic institutions of American society and Read more...

 
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